Test The Spirits

Test The Spirits

A Poem by Alvin L. Kathembe

Of false doctrines

The first time I saw you 
You were, 
To my eyes, 
Like the Annunciation, 
Like Venus incarnated, 
Like a vision of heaven. 

The first time I spoke to you 
You sounded, 
To my ears, 
Like the beatitudes, the parables; 
Like the Delphine oracle; 
Like the good news. 

But finally I saw, 
And finally I heard, 
The real you: and you were 
A fallen angel in false light wreathed 
The wine of the pharisees; 
A whitened sepulchre.

© 2015 Alvin L. Kathembe

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Oh, okay...you and alluding are born of the same mama. Nicely written. Deep emotions are embedded in here

Posted 3 Years Ago

Alvin L. Kathembe

3 Years Ago

Thanks! Yup allusion is one of my pet devices. I like to tie my narratives in others; I think it mak.. read more

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Added on March 24, 2015
Last Updated on March 26, 2015


Alvin L. Kathembe
Alvin L. Kathembe

Nairobi, Kenya

I write for the mind...and if I touch your heart while I'm at it, I'll take it. more..